October 19, 2017 - Baba 9, 1734
Departure of St. Eumenius, the Seventh Pope of the See of St. Mark
On this day of the year 146 A.D. departed St. Eumenius the seventh Pope of the See of St. Mark. Pope Abremius, the fifth Pope, had ordained him a deacon and he served ten years in this position. When St. Yustus, the sixth Pope, was appointed, he saw how he excelled in knowledge and faith, so he ordained him a priest. He entrusted to him the teaching of the believers of the church of alexandria asking him to look after him and to teach them the principles of the Orthodox faith. When Pope Yustus departed, this father was chosen patriarch. He handed down the care of the churches and the teaching of the believers to father Marcianus who later became his successor. He continually restored the strayed sinners explaining to them plainly the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ and his being one in His divine essence. He stayed on the chair for thirteen years and departed in peace. May his prayers and blessings be with us all. Amen.